Africa Progress Report 2015

For Sub-Saharan Africa, 2015 is a turning point. The summits on sustainable development, financing and climate change are swinging the spotlight not only onto Africa’s needs to accelerate development and adapt to global warming, but also onto the region’s urgent energy...


Africa Progress Report 2014

To sustain growth that improves the lives of all Africans, the continent needs an economic transformation that taps into Africa’s other riches: its fertile land, its extensive fisheries and forests, and the energy and ingenuity of its people. The...

Policy Briefs

Discussion summary | African priorities in the new climate governance

As countries race to negotiate a new climate treaty by December 2015, the nature of the climate regime is evolving in profound ways. First, the object of the negotiations has shifted. Instead of seeking a treaty in which countries negotiate a...

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Discussion summary | Finance and banking in Africa

  Representatives from multilateral organisations and the private sector met at the Africa Progress Panel in Geneva on December 12, 2014, to discuss finance and banking solutions for Africa. The meeting forms part of a broader...


Finance and banking in Africa

  If Africa is to make the transition from high growth to transformative growth that we have described, with agriculture at its heart, then it must overcome three major obstacles. The first is a lack of access to formal financial services....